Memory Care Center

Memory care is the general term that is used to describe the type of care that is provided to seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Because these health issues cause a decline in cognitive abilities and may even affect a person’s personality, communities that offer memory care are often specially designed or staffed with employees who are specially trained to care for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that by 2025 there will be 7.1 million of seniors 65 and older with Alzheimer’s.

To help you determine whether your loved one’s forgetfulness is perhaps an indication of dementia or Alzheimer’s and where you can seek care, we have compiled the following helpful articles.

What is Memory Care?

Memory care is designed for seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. As Alzheimer’s disease or dementia progresses, the level of care and assistance a person requires increases. Many families prefer to keep their loved one home for as long as possible, but some point, a person with Alzheimer’s disease will need more care than you can provide at home. Read more about Memory Care

The Five Signs of Cognitive Decline

You’ve noticed that Dad takes longer and longer to do his favorite Sunday crossword puzzle, or that Mom has trouble remembering her grandchildren’s names and ages. These could be signs that your family members are dealing with cognitive decline. It may be tempting to pass these things off as a normal part of aging, but the best thing you can do is acknowledge there may be a problem. Read more about the signs of Cognitive Decline.…

How to Recognize the Stages of Alzheimer’s

Understanding the typical progression of the Alzheimer’s stages can help caregivers, friends and family members prepare for a senior’s current and future physical and emotional needs, as well as reduce their own anxiety about the future. Read more about the Stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Care Options

According to a 2009 report generated by the Alzheimer’s Association, one in eight people aged 65 years or older have Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 70 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease and by mid-century, someone will develop Alzheimer’s every 33 seconds. As a growing number of older Americans continue to develop the disease, Alzheimer’s care options will remain a significant priority. Read more about the options for Alzheimer’s Care

The Cost of Alzheimer’s Care

Due it’s specialized nature, the cost of Alzheimer’s care can be high and there are many different care options available, some of which are more affordable than others. When considering these options, it is important to know how much you can expect to pay for different types of care settings. Read more about Alzheimer’s Care Costs

Checklist for Visiting a Memory Care Community

Visiting communities or homes that offer Alzheimer’s and dementia care is an invaluable part of identifying the best option for a loved one suffering from the disease. Whereas choosing an independent living or assisted living community often involves the availability of services and amenities, selecting memory care should be primarily influenced by confidence in the quality of care and interaction seen during tours. View the Dementia Care checklist…